Buhari Heads To Egypt For Africa 2016 Business Forum

Source: thewillnigeria.com
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday for Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Forum.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity declared that the forum, which opens in the Egyptian resort town on Saturday, February 18, 2016, is being organized by the Egyptian government under the auspices of the African Union Commission.

He declared that the major objective of the forum is to accelerate private sector engagement and investment within Africa and promote the development of African ties and partnerships.

President Buhari, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and the Presidents of Togo, Sudan, Kenya, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia are among confirmed speakers at the forum.

Other confirmed speakers include the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and the President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.

Adesina revealed that the President will be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelama adding that the president will return to Abuja at the conclusion of the forum.

Story by David Oputah